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JI: MY MANS JESSE

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So this character is actually a REALLY, REALLY OLD ONE from Chapter ONE OF HPA :iconeyezoomfojlplz: I'm so psyched to be revamping his info and kind of finally get the chance to use him. You can read more about the changes I made to him and even see his old cruddy design under his trivia section below.

Standby for another app very very soon :thumbsup:





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Name and Status
Jesse Lafayette [ DECEASED ]

Age and Grade
19 [ Senior ]

Date of Birth
23 September

Gender
Male

Height
5'10" (177 cm)

Super High School Level
Butler — "May I fetch you something?"
Poise. Chivalry. Impeccable gait. These are just some of the few things the Lafayette family, over several generations in fact, specialize in. From a young age are Lafayette family members raised on a strong foundation of manners, etiquette, and discipline, all in preparation of the career predestined for them! From tutoring their host family's young to managing the household, a butler of the Lafayette family gets the job done.

Special Notes
Ethnicity and Homeland
White [ France | UK ]

Key Features
🎀 He be wearin' some hella large-framed glasses that are white in colour.
🎀 Often wearing some white hair clips. Sometimes he'll do that thing where one clips their bangs back.
🎀 The centerpiece of his bow tie, which is literally a bow tie, is a working alarm clock! He sets this to remind himself of things, usually to eat, but it's broken, so it'll go off randomly and startle him.
🎀 This is my most Dangan character I've got, I swear to god.

Inventory
On-Hand
🎀 Several books on etiquette. Only once in a while will he flip through the pages to remind himself of a forgotten mannerism, but these are actually mostly for helping him with his gait by, you know, balancing them on the top of his head LOL.
🎀 Different sized handkerchiefs, all white or black in colour.
🎀 A pocket watch, handed down several generations to him. He'll carry this on his person when he's not wearing his clock tie.

Acquired From the Isle

N/A

Gifts and Purchases
N/A



CHARACTER ANALYSIS


Personality
🎀 SCAREDY CAT
This boy has the disposition of a whipped dog; he may not fair well in trials as he's been trained like one to assist and obey. If he should ever find himself doubting something you said, or even wanting to suggest something better, you'll catch him biting his knuckle (which already goes against the butler's handbook!!!) before he can ever hope to spit it out. This could be a dangerous quality to have as you could murder someone in cold blood right before him, and he'd keep any promise forced upon him out of fear of being hurt or killed in retaliation.

🎀 PEOPLE PLEASER
Were you unfortunate enough to get picked for cleaning duty? Just shove it on Jesse! Being the SHSL Butler means living to help others, after all. Don't be surprised when he appears at your doorstep with a full English breakfast held high on a silver platter after he'd fast-walked—not sprinted—across the island when, using his super sonic hearing, he'd heard your stomach growl. From offering to make you something to doing your laundry for you, Jesse's a right SHSL Pushover.

🎀 BOOK SMART
While some of the servants in his family were raised to teach certain subjects such as cooking or piano, Jesse chose to specialize in the art of being a butler. This pushed him to study etiquette especially. However, while he is extraordinarily polite and serviceable, he has always excelled in his studies at whatever school he's enrolled in. Thus, he is generally well-spoken in both the French and English languages (and the other core subjects, although to a lesser degree). His other areas of knowledge, otherwise, include basic cooking and fine wine.

🎀 THINGS THAT YOU'D EXPECT HIM TO BE BUT HE'S NOT...
By the grace of god is Jesse not clumsy, he does not stutter, and he is not terribly shy! Not terribly, I said. He doesn't care to be the center of attention but neither does he want to be a wall flower. At least he's trying LOL.

🎀 THINGS THAT HE GENERALLY IS...
Friendly! Sometimes goofy. Not really the comedian, but he knows a few puns.

History
Born into a large conjugal family consisting of parents Claude and Margot Lafayette and six other brothers and sisters, and an even larger extended family, Jesse's going to have many a relative to miss.


Over several generations have the Lafayettes been a travelling family of in-home servants. From butler to maid and tutor to nanny, they have always specialized in assisting other families worldwide—other wealthy families, that is—families living in mansions that could afford to house and hire help on the estate. While the whole extended family share a manor in Bordeaux, France, the majority of their lives has been spent in other people's homes, each over extended periods of time. It is at this point that their home in Bordeaux is practically a vacation spot away from whatever household they're currently employed at.

"Do you ever miss your room back home?"

"Well... no. It's hard to miss something you haven't had enough time to grow close to. Rather, I find myself missing the homes of my employers."

If Jesse wasn't the oldest of his siblings, he very well would have been the runt of the litter due to his then reserved and timid nature. It wasn't until high school that he hit a growth spurt and was further nurtured into coming out of his shell before he was expected to travel overseas for the first time and become someone's personal butler.

Up until he had actually arrived at the mansion in England, Jesse hadn't even so much as seen a photo of his new employer; all he knew was their name, the location of the estate, and the size of the estate. Much to his surprise, a young boy in a school uniform answered the door. The recognizable American accent confirmed that he was indeed the owner of the property: this classmate, Denny Malone.

Although it was custom for servants like Jesse to be referred to as "Mr. Lafayette" by his employers, the boy would ignore his butler's advisory and instead refer to him as "Jess" and sometimes just "Lafayatte". Even though the two didn't share much in common nor did they hang out with the same kinds of people at school, Denny always spoke to Jesse like he would any other teenage boy his age (of course, all Jesse knew was how to respond politely, but when in the presence of Denny, it was hard even for him not to break character). Still, despite their relationship of employer-employee, over the year they shared together, the two had become each other's most spoken to individual.

"Say, Jess, you ever try gin?"

"Hmmm. Of all the spirits I've tried, I don't believe gin is one of them."

"Well how's about we change that~?"

"... You know you're well below the legal drinking age, Mr. Malone."

"Don't you 'Mr. Ma-fucking-lone' me. Come on, don't be a narc. Lemme say it so you'll understand: let's get LE WASTED."

"Denny, no..."

Jesse would go on to serve Denny and his father, Dr. Madoc Malone, for one year on their estate before something incredible happened: both Denny and Jesse himself, then attending a private institution at the time, were invited to thee Hope's Peak Academy in Japan. The young butler couldn't believe it—that someone like him, someone so small and insignificant, would ever be deserving of an invitation to an academy such as Hope's Peak—that the invitation he held in his hands wasn't some cruel joke. His parents were proud of him but, suffice to say, ambivalent to the idea of him taking a hiatus from butler work, but nonetheless, gave their eldest son permission to take this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

"If you will... Allow me to make you proud."
"Si vous voulez... Permettez-moi de vous rendre fier."

Likes
🎀 Helping people in any way he can! Seriously. He's selfless to a fault. Someone teach the guy selfishness.
🎀 Teaching others about being proper! Although he sometimes forgets that not everyone cares to know, and it's not always polite (which is funny) to correct people outside of lessons.
🎀 Baking! He always gets excited when he's assigned a baking task. The oven makes the room warm, and boy can he can make a tasty cookie.
🎀 Formal wear. Yes... that is his choice of attire 100% of the time. He's going to be so embarrassed with whomever he's roomed with, that is, to have someone see him in pyjamas LOL (which are likely a set of matching silk jammies, you know).
🎀 Protecting people and keeping them out of danger's path, even if it means risking his own life for the sake of protecting theirs.
🎀 LEARNING FROM OTHERS! As much as he likes teaching others, he likes learning new perspectives and things that he's otherwise been sheltered from knowing, like... "memes".
🎀 Red velvet cake and orange-flavoured chocolate. YeYUH.

Dislikes
🎀 When his masters own big, scary dogs. Not that he dislikes dogs, but the ones that'll knock him over absolutely terrify him. How does one even react politely to that?!
🎀 When a master gets really fucking angry or aggressive with him. He's pretty much used to disciplinary behaviour, but when people get all red-faced and snappy... Oi.
🎀 WEARING CASUAL OR REVEALING CLOTHING SDLKVSLKMV;KS. I don't know how he's going to exist under the blistering hot sun in slacks hello.
🎀 Displeasing clients and people he's trying to help in general :(
🎀 When his clock tie goes off randomly, of course.
🎀 Violence; seeing people fight.

Skills
🎀 Very versed in the French and English languages.
🎀 Basic cooking and baking skills.
🎀 That's pretty much it... does ballroom dancing count?
🎀 MULTI-TASKING.

Weaknesses
🎀 Physically, he's just that: weak. He can lift laundry baskets on top of laundry baskets, but he'd be hard-pressed to legitimately fight a person... unless someone's life absolutely depended on it, then his heart will grow ten sizes or somma shiet.
🎀 Disconnected, culturally. Not meaning ethnic culture, but he's not really savvy with current events, shows, memes, and so forth. He never quite has time to divulge in these things and he's been raised pretty sheltered, sooo don't be surprised if you make a reference that literally everyone gets but he doesn't.
🎀 Like I mentioned previously, he's somewhat of a pushover, so you could push anything onto him and he'd happily (or, although rarely, reluctantly) accept. This also includes being bullied into doing something he otherwise wouldn't want to do.



MISCELLANEOUS


Gift Preference
Love
🎀 009. Non-Alcoholic Wine
🎀 077. "10th Act Verse" Handkerchief
🎀 082. Japanese Tea Cup

Like
🎀 010. Lust Setsugekka
🎀 012. Civet Coffee
🎀 013. Cinnamon Tea
🎀 046. Men's Manma
🎀 068. Go Stones
🎀 070. Old Timey Radio
🎀 071. Antique Doll

Dislike
🎀 023. Iroha T-Shirt
🎀 024. Brightly Colored Jeans
🎀 029. Spy Cleats

Roleplay Sample
Jesse

Although it hadn't surfaced in years, anxiety began to rear its ugly head out from the woodwork again and loom over his shoulder like a phantom. He'd been through years and years of speech lessons and therapy sessions to get him to the point that he could finally maintain perfect posture, hands behind his back, and head held high, but who could have predicted something like this, a mass abduction and a forced game of murder, would ever happen? His head hung low, his back was arched, and his hands fidgeted nervously with one another.

If you should ever wish to escape this place, you must not only murder at least three of your peers on three separate occasions but get away with it, too.

Jesse wound his eyes shut, and a deep sigh came of him.

Something like that was just unforeseeable. The butler's code of conduct would understand one of their brightest servants—destined to have attended thee Hope's Peak Academy—on the verge of a mental breakdown from having been kidnapped.

"Je dois être fort," he whispered. "Je dois être fort."
  "I have to be strong."                                       "I have to be strong."

Trivia
🎀 Voice claim is Victor (Johnny Depp) in Corpse Bride!
🎀 He very well does vouvoyer his own parents LOL. To non-francophones, this means he addresses his parents using the formal form of you, vous, instead of the informal tu. While this is outrageously uncommon in modern day France, this is customary in his family.
🎀 I'm not saying he will, but there is a HIGH chance of him referring to a conglomerate of students as "children", even if he's only older by a few years.
🎀 CUTE SONG FOR HIM!!! [link] God I really want to do an animatic of him with this but a male cover version.
🎀 You can see his original garbage design and info here. He was originally titled "SHSL Servant", and I basically only used him as a conduit to enforce in-character rules LOL. This was explained in-character as Monokuma having enslaved him LOOOOL to keep the other students out of trouble so that they didn't die from breaking the rules. Actually, I'm now beginning to realize that's probably why his design is a bit Monokuma-coded :thinkingemoji: But I was also really into Black Butler at the time, so maybe it was just inspired by Grell... Which is also why I opted to change his colour scheme from red to pink.

I also opted to change his name because the old one just does nOt roll off the tongue nice. And. I want him to be from France instead of American with French lineage, and, well, in French, "les" literally means "THE" LMFAO can't have his name be fucking The.

But yeah. He was basically an NPC in a sense. It even outright says in his old bio, "he is simply a pawn" :iconming2plz: Also???? Back in Chapter 1 HPA, there literally was no courtroom. It was just the kids duking it out on the school's basketball court HAHAHA GOD. HPA Ch1 was something else.



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ArtCendrum's avatar
"Were you unfortunate enough to get picked for cleaning duty? Just shove it on Jesse!" 'Cause you're a fucking jerk!
Zeirt's avatar
BOOTS HOW DARE YOU

HOW FUCKIN DARE YOU!!!!
smoocha's avatar
wao o.o hes cute! i love his glasses theyre rly suiting him and you drawed them super good too!

...but he looks like someone i wold bully in middel school xD haha!
wolfsbainhaku's avatar
-EYEZOOMS AT DIS-
Bootsii's avatar
EYEZOOMS AT YOU
wolfsbainhaku's avatar
me: instincts tell me to bully them mmMNGGG

I LOVE HIM THOUGH BOOTS AHHHH
Bootsii's avatar
PUT IN A CHARACTER THAT'LL BULLY HIM  B U H L E A S E

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA I'M GLAD HAKU 'M T GLAD THANK YOU for seeing the good in the things i crap out :iconcrai-plz:
wolfsbainhaku's avatar
BOI WHY U TEMPTING ME TO HARASS UR OCS YELLS
-contemplates dis hardcore-
i already got potentials huehue

UMMM EXCUSE U COME OUT WITH GREATNESS I LOVE UR WORK YELLSS
Bootsii's avatar
bruv maybe I'm just a masochist with creating characters :iconkillmenowllamaplz: then again........ WHEN WILL YOU GET THE CHANCE TO MEET A BOLD BOY OF MINE >8( THOSE ARE MY REAL SPECIALTIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
wolfsbainhaku's avatar
YEAH BOOTS WHEN U GONNA GIVE ME THE GOODS HUH
i love all your oc's each one is a great new experience i hope to consume y/y

-SLAPS MY HAND ON THE TABLE DEMANDING MORE-
XaraTheCat's avatar
BOOOOTS!!!
I LOVE HIS DESIGN!!!
Especially the clock on his bow!
Bootsii's avatar
RHJHJKGKJRNKGJNK THAAANK YOU XARAA <3333
XaraTheCat's avatar
You're welcome~
Also on the side note, i'm gonna call him apple boy just because. :iconeyesemojiplz: 
Bootsii's avatar
HAHAHAHAHA That's pretty good. One of the students (or one of your students Eyes Emoji ) should steal that from you and call him that in-character :iconpapmingplz:
XaraTheCat's avatar
Ohoho... Carmen would do that tbh. So maybe. :'D
Bootsii's avatar
CARMEN you say? GIMME GIMME  Eyes Emoji Eyes Emoji Eyes Emoji
XaraTheCat's avatar
Yeah, Carmen. My mermaid girl. :'D
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